Maxine Hong Kingston won rave reviews in 1977 for her book "The Woman Warrior." She has a new book "China Men." Kingston views the two books as parts of the same work, chronicling the experiences of the women and men in her family and their experiences in moving from China to America. Here she is interviewed by Helen Mickiewicz of KPFA and Elaine Kim, professor of Asian-American Studies at University of California, Berkeley. The interview covers topics such as the difficulty of adjusting to life in America, the Exclusion Laws of the early 20th Century, growing up Chinese in America, and the problems of writing ethnic literature in this country.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.